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Re: How do I get delisted from SORBS? [OT]

From: <m_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Oct 08 2010 - 23:58:31 GMT
To: users@spamassassin.apache.org

> It differs because I am saying they *should* remain listed forever.

False positives are far worst than false negatives for businesses. Some blacklists do not tolerate a FP of more than 1%.

Blacklists are behind the line as they don't fight zero-hour attacks, and the only reason why blacklists are appeasing is really their low FP rate. This is why Google made a blacklist to fight phish and malware --- Google wanted FP that is well below 1% (0.04% IIRC)

A blacklist with high FP, such as SORBS, is no use. We'd better use heuristics, at least we can fight zero hour attacks with <= FP rate.

My 0.02.

--- Mahmoud Khonji